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Name: Gertrude Thomas

Burial Number: 1294

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1884

Died: 12/05/1927

Buried: 16/05/1927


Gertrude’s maiden name was Baily. Her father, William Edward Baily, was described as a brewer scientist. Her mother was also called Gertrude. Gertrude Sarah’s birthplace was a village called Paul near Penzance, Cornwall. The family had 3 servants – a cook, a housemaid and a nurse.

William Baily died in 1903. Born in Mansfield, he had an aptitude for the sciences and had left Mansfield to live in Cornwall soon after Gertrude’s birth, living there for the rest of his life. He collected a wide range of items from the skeleton of a Grampus (a large species of dolphin found on Marizion beach) to bird’s eggs (frowned upon today). He housed his Museum in a former Roman Catholic Church made of corrugated iron transported to his Cornish garden from Battersea, London. Shortly before his death he gave his collection to Mansfield Museum where it can still be seen today.

Where Gertrude was living in 1901 is not known but by 1911 she was at ‘The Acre’, in Boundary Road, Worthing. Towards the end 1915 she married Frank Kinsey Munro Thomas, a company director, at East Preston. He was born and baptised in Bengal, India, but was educated in England. He served in the Royal Lancashire Regiment during the First War reaching the rank of Captain and his Medal Index Card gives two addresses – Dovercourt, Essex, and ‘The Acre’. Boundary Road, Worthing.

Gertrude died on 12 May 1927 of pulmonary tuberculosis and heart failure with her husband present.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Gertrude Thomas

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 9 Plot: 1

Exact Location (what3words): unit.clubs.dame

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Frank Kinsey Munro Thomas/Gertrude Sarah Thomas "Butcha" "Deus est qui regit omnia/Thy will be done" 20th June 1970/12th May 1927 "In loving memory of my darling wife"

Further Information


Name: Gertrude Sarah Thomas

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1884

Town: Penzance

County: Cornwall

Country: England


Maiden Name:Baily

Marriage Date: //1915

Spouse First Name: Frank

Spouse Second Name: Kinsey Munro

Spouse Last Name: Thomas

Town of Marriage: East Preston

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/05/1927

Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; heart failure;

Address line 1: The Acre

Address line 3: Boundary Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


THOMAS Gertrude Sarah of The Acre Boundary-road Worthing (wife of Frank Kinsey Munro Thomas ) died 12 may 1927 Probate London 1 July to Frederick Herbert Verrall solicitor and Arthur Grant White bank manager. Effects £57512 16s 2d.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £57512 16 s 2 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at “Lynwood”. Churchtown, Paul, Penzance, Cornwall – William Edward Baily, 34, head, Brewer Science Student; Gertrude M Baily, 27, wife; Gertrude S Baily, 7, daughter, scholar; Minnie Beeton, 26, sister-in-law plus a cook, a housemaid and a nurse


Unable to trace


Living at “The Acre”, Boundary Road, Worthing – Gertrude Sarah Baily, 27, head; Elizabeth Mary White, 28, visitor; Kate Woodhams, 37, visitor, plus a parlour maid, a cook and a housemaid


Living at “The Acre” Boundary Road, Worthing –

Frank Munro Thomas, 28, head, home duties; Gertrude Sarah Thomas, 37, wife, home duties; Frank Bruce Thomas, 4, son; Mary Elizabeth White,? , step sister, home duties; Ellie Batchelor, 42, visitor, home duties;

plus 3 servants

Miscellaneous Information

Probate for Frank Kinsey Munro Thomas of Glencoe, the Avenals, Angmering, Sussex died 20th June 1970. effects £7149